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This article brought to you courtesy of Dan Schofield of Weston Kia, Gresham Outlook Insider Automotive Expert.

Dan Schofield

Oregon's peak fall color happens in mid-October so get everyone in the Kia and take a drive.

Leaves change color because days get shorter and the temperature drops causing them to stop making chlorophyll, which is green. When the chlorophyll disappears, the other colors like red and orange become visible. Read on to discover the best places to see the fall foliage in your Kia.

One Oregon's prime color viewing areas is the Historic Columbia River Highway in the Gorge which is just east of Gresham and so easy to get to. And while you are driving the Gorge, swing off and head to Mount Hood. All the orchards are changing color and you can pick up some apples.

If you don't want to drive that far, the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland has over 2000 varieties of trees that are putting on a show. The Portland Japanese Garden's 12 acres of gardens are perfect to see the Autumn colors. It's quiet and peaceful, too.

Heading south, visit the Oregon Garden in Silverton, which has 80 acres of landscaping. Further south the Peavy Arboretum on the OSU campus is nothing but trees. On the U of O campus in Eugene visit the Mount Pisgah Arboretum with over 200 acres to look at.

Autumn is beautiful in western Oregon, and it is the perfect time to hop in your Kia and take a look at all the colors nearby. Everyone wins at Weston!

Weston Kia

22555 S.E. Stark Street

Portland, OR 97030


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